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Durham University

St John's College

Senior Common Room

Our Senior Common Room (SCR) is as lively and engaging as our student community and exists to enable people who are not undergraduates to participate in the life of the College. We have a diverse membership which includes academics, postgraduates, University staff, alumni, and members from across the local Durham and North East communities. The SCR supports the students by offering summer travel bursaries, and many of our members act as College pastoral tutors or career mentors.

Specific SCR events include regular weekly buffet lunches, twice termly formal dinners, wine-tasting events and trips in the North East. In addition, members are invited to College-wide events including gowned formal dinners, lectures and seminars, music and worship services, as well as student-led events such as John's Day, Brewfest and Bailey Ball.


Contact the SCR

The Senior Common Room

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

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St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.